Windows 10: Windows Activation Key Retrieval after Formatting disk

Discus and support Windows Activation Key Retrieval after Formatting disk in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hie. I have formatted the hard drive of my Dell Laptop and now I am required re enter the Windows 10 Product key. I am not aware of how to retrieve... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Abbas Lokhandwala, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Windows Activation Key Retrieval after Formatting disk


    Hie. I have formatted the hard drive of my Dell Laptop and now I am required re enter the Windows 10 Product key. I am not aware of how to retrieve the key after formatting the drive. Is there a way I can get my original windows 10 Key again and activate my windows back?

    :)
     
    Abbas Lokhandwala, Oct 28, 2020
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  2. Fernandz Win User

    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD


    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
     
    Fernandz, Oct 28, 2020
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  3. Baguett Win User
    Retrieving original activation key for windows


    Hello!

    I bought a demo-pc in 2014 that came with win8, but i was unable to log in as i did not have the password, so i flashed windows 10 insider build. But i am tired of all the bugs, so i want to get the regular windows 10 build now.

    Does anyone know how i can do this? I do not know the serial key, but shouldn't it be embedded in the BIOS? The PC is an HP Envy touchsmart 14.

    Can i just format, flash an win8 img, and then the PC will automatically retrieve the activation key by itself?
     
    Baguett, Oct 28, 2020
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  4. thraxed Win User

    Windows Activation Key Retrieval after Formatting disk

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Oct 28, 2020
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